I remember doing my first interview for an international internship back in 2009. I was interviewing for a marketing role at a non-profit organization in the Middle East -- as a liberal arts student studying Chinese. I’m still amazed I managed to land the role.
Seven years later, I just got hired to manage international projects for a prominent Silicon Valley start-up -- with no start-up experience. I found the same principles I learned when applying to competitive international internships still apply when applying to competitive international full-time jobs.
And from my experience, landing those early internships abroad lead to the ability to build a long-term global career.
From someone five years into her career post-college, who held two international internships in college and has worked professionally in over a dozen countries since, here are my best tips and tricks to help you on your way.